far as the maps of the octrooigebied
of the VOC are concerned,
the archives of Hulst van Keulen can be considered semi-private.
During the nineteenth century the firm of Van Keulen had connections
with the navy(95).
A large part of its archives was destroyed even before its
liquidation in 1885. Frederik Muller mentions a large-scale
clearance of 'an enormous quantity of hand-drawn and printed
charts and maps' by the new head(96).
Presumably he was referring to J. Staats Boonen, who became
head of the business in 1823. After the business was closed
down, in 1885 its map holdings were auctioned. The remaining
maps were probably included among the maps of the ministry
of the Navy, which are now in the National Archives of the
Netherlands in the Netherlands and was described by Leupe(97).
View of Visiapour (modern-day
Bijapur) from the Mandora riverside, Western India;
17th century [Atlas